Published: 9th March 2005
The Christian Medical Fellowship, the UK's largest member body of Christian doctors and health professionals, is to launch a new website that will house over 2,000 articles on issues ranging from 'cloning and animal experimentation to healing and holistic medicines'. The new site replaces the old site from Wednesday 9 March 2005.
As well as articles on medical and ethical issues, the new site includes sections for current issues, an archive of press releases, network opportunities for Christian doctors and medical students, details of CMF events, publications and mission initiatives, as well as links to national news stories from the world of medicine.
Peter Saunders, General Secretary of CMF, said: "The refreshed layout reflects CMF's raison d'être, namely to be, 'a Christian witness to patients as well as a public voice for Christian values'. The updated layout and attractive design makes it easy for doctors, health professionals, pastors and thinking Christians to stay up-to-date on topical issues of bioethics such as abortion, contraception, euthanasia and stem cells." The site also includes a sophisticated search engine and an abundance of resources on Christian apologetics and in-depth training materials for medical students, doctors, health professionals and Christians who want to dig a little deeper.
Over 10,000 people already visit www.cmf.org.uk each month and they will be able to download the latest editions of CMF publications such as Triple Helix and Nucleus magazines and its quarterly newsletter... flick through recent CMF press releases... check for job vacancies... join or renew membership... find out about events and conferences or the current ethical issues being discussed.
Peter Saunders concluded, "We hope that the new CMF website will benefit many Christian doctors and health professionals and will enable CMF, and its partners, to contribute an informed Christian voice to the medical profession as it revisits many of the tenets on which, not just the medical profession, but society at large is based."
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.